Rutherford

    The Rutherford AVA.

    …skip to main | skip to sidebar Right above the Oakville AVA (the AVA in which I work), is the Rutherford AVA. Named after Thomas Rutherford who, upon marrying George C. Yount's daughter, was given 1,000 acres of land from his new father-in-law as a wedding present, Rutherford is/was the home of at least two of Napa's most historic wineries…

    1 readers - By Vinsanity

    Wine of the Week: Caymus Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

    … block-buster movie. This wine is a velvet rope of ripe sophistication; seldom encountered in wines at this price point [SRP $89 most places] dark ripe fruit, like blackberry, baked blueberry and a vein of black licorice. The finish is long and penetrates deep down, to the core of your palate. Go-go Rutherford fruit, wow, now this is how you do. Pure…

    By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    The Quintessential Look At Napa

    … Trust, UK) Advanced Certificate, "with merit." I am now a candidate for the WSET's Diploma, expecting to finish in early 2015. In the mean time, I'll continue to share my views as I examine all things related to wine. This entry was posted in Main Posts, Tasting Notes, Travel and tagged Bay Area News Group, Bordeaux blend, Illumination sauvignon blanc, Napa Valley, Quintessa, Quintessence, Rutherford, San Jose Mercury News, Silverado Trail. Bookmark the permalink.…

    2 readers - By Tom Riley/ THE GRAPE BELT

    Whither Napa Valley Cabernet? Part I: Six Reviews

    …. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sanctuary Usibelli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Rutherford, Napa Valley. Not many wineries place the name of the winemaker on the front label — or the back label for that matter — but there is Dennis Martin’s name at the top, albeit in small letters. He is assisted by a young woman with the wonderful name Zidanelia…

    4 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    Caymus, Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California, 2011, 15.2% abv, C$46.00

    …Owned for 40 years in Rutherford, California by the Wagner family, the Caymus wines are some of the most dependable and tasty produced in Napa Valley. Over the course of time, they’ve diversified with several product lines and quality levels. The Caymus wines comprise their top tier – followed by Mer Soleil, Connundrum, Belle Glos and Emmolo…

    3 readers - By winellama

    A King of Cabs

    … be a reflection of a great vineyard. This rich, full bodied Napa Valley Cabernet is sourced from vineyard holdings primarily in Rutherford and Coombsville, with small lots from Yountville, Mount Veeder, Atlas Peak and St. Helena. This unique combination of powerful valley floor fruit, unique Rutherford Bench fruit, and acidic, bright, and interesting mountain…

    10 readers - By Luscious Lushes

    When the Dust turns to Silk – 2011 Rutherford Cabernets

    …It was a beautiful summer's day, when we all gathered to taste the 2011 Rutherford Cabernets, at Francis Ford Coppola's Inglenook Winery. I need to immediately segue into the late 1990s. I was sitting on a panel for the American Wine Society in Cleveland, Ohio, I believe it was. I was invited to talk about Cabernet Franc as a variety…

    5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog